January 02-C, 2023

Rock Castle Gorge Creek 04 11/02/2011 Oil Paint Rendered — Blue Ridge Parkway, Tuggle Gap, North Carolina
We don't seem to have what it takes,
to do what needs to be done,
and where,
and how it needs to be done.

When it happens,
it is a marvel.

It is a pity
that it doesn't happen 
all of the time.

We could transform the world
just by doing what needs to be done,
where, when and how it needs to be done,
just because it needs to be done--
and for the joy of doing it
and the gladness of having done it.

Set the world right
by doing it once a day
for the rest of January.
Twice a day for February.
Three times a day for March.
Working up to twelve times a day for December.

See what a difference
that makes in your life.

But, don't do it to make difference.
Do it just to see what an impact 
it has beyond just doing what's right,
at the right time,
in the right place,
in the right way.

Call it the 
"Anybody Can Do This
Why Don't We All? Challenge."

And wash out that soup pot,
and put it away.


Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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